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Pakistan: Imran Khan sends Rs 10 billion defamation notice to Health Minister

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan (file photo)


Former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday sent a defamation notice of Rs 10 billion to Pakistan’s Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel. The notice has been sent following “outrageous and malicious” claims about former Prime Minister Khan’s mental health and the presence of substances like alcohol and cocaine in his (Khan’s) urine sample.

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During a press conference on Friday, Patel shared details of the medical report of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chief Khan, who was admitted to ‘Pakistan’ here after his arrest on May 9 in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case. Institute of Medical Sciences’ (PIMS) was released after collection of samples.

The Health Minister said that with the information about excessive alcohol consumption coming out in the report, no information about fracture in his leg has been found. The defamation notice sent to Patel claimed that the minister had “falsely alleged” that Khan’s medical tests had found the presence of alcohol and cocaine in his urine sample and that the former prime minister’s “mental state was suspicious”. ” Was.

The notice demanded that Patel withdraw his statements and “apologise unconditionally and accept” that he had made a “false statement”. It has been said in the notice that Patel should pay 10 billion rupees as damages for defamation, which will be donated to a cancer hospital.

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